At 165 minutes, Quentin Tarantino‘s Django Unchained is hardly what you’d call brief. But it’s still shorter than the version we could’ve gotten, in some alternate universe.

During a press day in New York City, Tarantino revealed that Harvey Weinstein had once suggested splitting Django Unchained into two films, a la Kill Bill. And while Tarantino ultimately decided against it, he hasn’t entirely given up hope on getting some of that extra footage out there, possibly in the form of an extended cut. Read his comments after the jump.

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This morning Megan Fox, Ed Helms, and Jessica Alba announced the nominations for the 2013 Golden Globes. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organization behind the event, is famous for nominating films and performances simply based on their star factor — if there’s an actor that members of the HFPA want to hang out with, they’re sure to get a nomination.

But the HFPA is great at putting on a show, and so the Golden Globes generate a lot of attention every year. And, as the NY Times points out, with the Globes nominations coming just days before Oscar nomination voting starts, there’s a possibility that nominations here could affect Oscar voting. The Best Picture nomination set includes what is already becoming a standard set of awards favorites, such as Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, and Zero Dark Thirty, but there are also nominations for Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, and Django Unchained. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen picked up a few nominations, actually, which was one of ┬áthe big surprises.

The Golden Globes will air on January 13, 2013, hosted by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. The full nomination list is below. Read More »

Quentin Tarantino may only have a few more films in him as a feature director, but we’ve got a good idea that one of them will be a gangster movie set in the ’30s. It’s an idea that he has mentioned every year or two for a little while now — since at least 2009 — and in a BAFTA talk today he brought it up once more. Read More »

Last night, the first screening of Quentin Tarantino‘s new film Django Unchained took place for an audience sponsored by the Directors Guild of America (DGA). The DGA screening was, technically, a guild affair, but a few members of the press managed to attend as well. While we don’t have any reviews for the film just yet, many of those who attended took to Twitter afterwards, and their comments are almost unanimously enthusiastic. (I’ll let you decide whether the Blazing Saddles comment is positive or not.)

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One of the pleasures of a Quentin Tarantino film is the collection of music he assembles to add context and atmosphere to the action. In the past, the director has rarely used anything other than classic tracks, most from the ’60s and ’70s, to soundtrack his films.

Django Unchained is a bit different, because he has accepted a few new tracks, from performers like John Legend and Rick Ross, and one from legendary film composer Ennio Morricone. But there are quite a few tracks in the film sourced from other films. With the release of the film’s full sountrack list today we know just what the picks are, and it doesn’t take a lot of combing to assemble a playlist.

So, below, listen to all the classic tracks in Django Unchained, which come from films such as Django (shocker!), Two Mules For Sister Sara, and Day of Anger. We’ve cut out the track titles that seem to refer to dialogue samples, and so there are no potential spoilers below. The retail version arrives on December 18. Read More »

So many of us love Quentin Tarantino movies. So many of us love the actors he casts in his movies. But even if you lump all those people together, you probably don’t have enough to make for a hit movie. The final trailer for Django Unchained highlights the talents of its writer/director as well as the impressive cast. But more than that, it focuses on something everyone likes: non-stop action.

Django Unchained opens on Christmas Day, starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Johnson and Jonah Hill. After the jump, check out the final trailer for the film complete with more bullets, whipping, punching and fighting than every Django trailer that’s preceeded it. Plus, read the full soundtrack listing. Read More »

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For most of us, Boba Fett was likely our first introduction to the world of bounty hunting. He was the kick-ass bad guy we loved to hate because he was always one step ahead of our heroes. That mythic nature of bounty hunting has faded in recent years, mostly due to reality TV, but Quentin Tarantino is on track to make it cool again. In his latest film Django Unchained, we’ll follow a freed slave (Jamie Foxx) trained to be a bounty hunter by Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz). Schultz is hot on the trail of his latest conquest and knows Django is the only person who can help him.

On the movie’s official website, they’ve just launched a new mini-game called Bounty Hunter 1800 that puts you in the shoes of Schultz, as you navigate your way around, looking for bounties and shooting them dead. We’re excited to debut it. Check it out below and don’t forget Django opens December 25. Read More »

Quentin Tarantino wants to age gracefully. The guy is famous for his knowledge of films, and that means he has also studied the career trajectory of a great many filmmakers. And there’s a trend he doesn’t want to fall into: that of the once-great master who keeps working until his last days, with diminishing returns.

The filmmaker has just six weeks to go until the opening of his new film Django Unchained, starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, and Leonardo Di Caprio. And he’s likely going to make the best of it, doing loads of promotion along the way.┬áThe current promo highlight is an interview in which Tarantino says that he’d be pretty happy if his primary directorial resume had ten films on it. Just for reference, Django Unchained will be his eighth, if you count the two Kill Bill films as separate entities. Is it possible we’ll see only two more films from the guy?

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Quentin Tarantino‘s Django Unchained has seen its fair share of posters: character posters, international posters, teaser posters and now we’ve reached the climax. The final theatrical one-sheet has now been revealed and it’s pretty standard. Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio and Christoph Waltz looking mean, lots of blood and the tagline: “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Vengeance.” The film opens December 25; check out the poster below. Read More »

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